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Careers at Lincoln

Senior Advancement Officer

The Opportunity

Lincoln School seeks an experienced Senior Advancement Officer to join a dynamic and growing team at an exciting time in the life of the School. The successful candidate will play a prominent role in securing philanthropic support for Lincoln’s strategic priorities and mission.

About Lincoln School

Founded in 1884, Lincoln operates at the intersection of tradition and innovation. As the nation’s only independent school for girls based on Quaker values, they offer a unique experience for Kindergarten through Grade 12.

At Lincoln, girls come first.  At Lincoln, girls hold all of the leadership positions. Through its size and mission—with a dynamic, challenging and innovative academic program, the School prepares girls to build their confidence; through successes, and through trial and error, through discovery, through laughter, and with joy. Girls practice speaking up and out, tapping into strengths even they may not know they had.

About Our Team

The Advancement Office is a small team of talented professionals who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the School’s mission, customer service, excellence, and an unrelenting desire to surpass expectations. The team values personal and professional growth, works hard, and has fun. Their polish, knowledge of the School, and humility allow them to confidently collaborate with the Head of School, Board of Trustees, parents, alumnae, volunteers, students, faculty, and peers. Lincoln attracts people who are mission-driven professionals who enjoy a fast-paced environment. They are positive teammates with an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong sense of initiative, and a commitment to advancing all girls’ education.

About You

You are a highly productive self-starter with excellent strategic, relationship-building, communication, and diplomacy skills. You are flexible and resilient, a problem-solver who is comfortable with ambiguity and who pitches in whenever and wherever needed. Exceptional writing and editing skills with a sharp attention to detail are your trademark. A results-oriented professional, you have proven yourself as someone who can take on increased responsibility, collaborate with and mentor others, and tackle competing priorities with integrity, humor, and sound judgment. You demonstrate concern for others, share your ideas confidently and respectfully, and approach your work with cheerful persistence. You understand the importance of best practices in fundraising but embrace change and creative solutions to meet the unique needs of the Lincoln community.

Position Summary:

  • Develop and execute strategies to enhance engagement and secure support from individuals at the major gift level ($50,000 to $1,000,000+) as part of a comprehensive fundraising process. For example: The successful candidate will have the ability to take a prospective donor at the $5,000 annual fund level, and, in a donor-centric way, quickly move the prospect to the major gift level.
  • Design and implement a stewardship program for annual leadership, major, and principal gift donors and prospects that is in keeping with best practices and deepens the relationship between Lincoln and its key supporters.
  • Qualify, cultivate, steward, and solicit a pool of approximately 150+ assigned prospects, while establishing long-term donor relationships that spans multiple generations of alumnae.
  • Schedule and complete between 12-15 prospect visits per month and be responsible for annual fundraising goals.
  • Ensure appropriate closure of all planned gifts, including documentation needed to formalize these gifts and serve as liaison with outside counsel when required.
  • The Advancement Officer will also be responsible for organizing selected fundraising efforts and/or projects as assigned.
  • Minimum of five years of demonstrated success as a front-line fundraiser in an educational setting is preferred, including success in closing five- and six-figure gifts.
  • Candidates with a minimum of five years of demonstrated success as a front-line salesperson, including success in closing five- and six-figure sales will also be considered and are encouraged to apply.
  • Attendance at night and weekend Advancement events is an expectation as part of the team.
  • Enthusiastically accepts other duties as needed and assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • The ability and desire to travel regionally and nationally are essential to this role.

Interested candidates, please contact:

Peter Hamilton, Managing Director, Conley Search Group. By phone at (617)-620-9268 or via email at peter@conleysearch.com

All inquiries will be treated as confidential.

Advancement Officer

The Opportunity

Lincoln School seeks an Advancement Officer with broad annual giving experience to join a dynamic team at an exciting time in the life of the school. The successful candidate will play a prominent role in securing philanthropic support for Lincoln’s strategic priorities and mission.

About Lincoln School

Founded in 1884, Lincoln operates at the intersection of tradition and innovation. As the nation’s only independent school for girls based on Quaker values, we offer a unique experience for girls from Kindergarten through Grade 12.

At Lincoln, girls come first. Through its size and mission—with a dynamic, challenging, and innovative academic program—the School prepares girls to build their confidence through successes, through trial and error, through discovery, through laughter, and with joy. Girls practice speaking up and out, tapping into strengths even they may not know they had. 

About Our Team

The Advancement Office is a small team of talented professionals who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the Lincoln’s mission, customer service, and excellence, as well as  an unrelenting desire to surpass expectations. The team values personal and professional growth, works hard, and has fun. Their polish, knowledge of the school, and humility allow them to confidently collaborate with the Head of School, Board of Trustees, parents, alumnae, volunteers, students, faculty, and peers. Lincoln attracts people who are mission-driven professionals who enjoy a fast-paced environment. They are positive teammates with an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong sense of initiative, and a commitment to advancing all girls’ education.

About You

You like to create new donor program initiatives that connect the importance of historical data, research, and systems to improve giving outcomes with key constituents.  You thrive on facetime with donors and volunteers, and use your strong communication and diplomacy skills to build and sustain these relationships resulting in successful solicitations.  You are highly productive and are not easily overwhelmed by volume. You enjoy collaborating to enhance your ideas and execute them well.

A results-oriented professional, you have proven yourself as someone who can take on increased responsibility, collaborate with others, and tackle competing priorities with integrity, humor, and sound judgment. You demonstrate concern for others, share your ideas confidently and respectfully, and approach your work with cheerful persistence. You understand the importance of best practices in annual giving fundraising, and will embrace change and creative solutions to meet the unique needs of the Lincoln community.

Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will be an experienced fundraising professional who possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, solicitation, and communication skills who will have a primary focus on the Lincoln Fund.

●      Lead a data-driven and research-based approach to individual giving pipeline development to improve the health of the annual giving program by establishing segment goals, and implementing strategies designed to strengthen $750,000+ annual fund by soliciting prospects and managing volunteer solicitors
●      Qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a pool of approximately 75-100 assigned prospects
●      Schedule and complete between 5-7 donor visits per month
●      Travel in New England up to 25 percent of the time, with the possibility of one US trip outside of New England per year
●      Lead the efforts around Senior Parent Gift Fundraising
●      Build and manage an active, involved volunteer leadership team with strategies for each constituent group
●      Collaborate successfully with current Advancement colleagues that are responsible for communication, appeal writing, and direct mail production

The Advancement Officer Qualifications:

●      Bachelor's degree required
●      Minimum of four years demonstrated success in annual giving, including success in closing five figure gifts. Experience in an educational setting is preferred.
●      Attendance at night and weekend Advancement events is an expectation as part of the team.
●      Enthusiastically accepts other duties as needed and assigned

Interested candidates, please contact:

Peter Hamilton, Managing Director, Conley Search Group. By phone at (617)-620-9268 or via email at peter@conleysearch.com

All inquiries will be treated as confidential.

2018–2019 Coaching Positions

Lincoln School is seeking to hire for the following coaching positions. Interested candidates can contact Ann Palms 401-331-9696 or apalms@lincolnschool.org

FALL

Field Hockey

Varsity Head Coach

  • August 20–Late October
  • Monday–Friday 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Middle School Head Coach

  • September 5–Late October
  • Monday–Thursday 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Soccer

Varsity Assistant Coach

  • August 20–Late October
  • Monday–Friday 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Middle School Assistant Coach

  • September 5–Late October
  • Monday–Thursday 3:30–5:30 p.m.

WINTER:

Swim

Varsity Head Coach

  • Late November–Mid February
  • Monday–Friday 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Middle School Coach

  • Late November–Mid February
  • Monday–Thursday 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Basketball

Middle School Assistant Coach

  • Late November–Mid February
  • Monday–Friday 3:30–5:30 p.m.

SPRING:

Lacrosse

Middle School Assistant Coach

  • Late March–May
  • Monday–Thursday 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Lower School Substitute Teachers

Lower School (Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5) is looking for Substitute Teachers. If you are interested, please forward your resume and references to Maureen Devlin at mdevlin@lincolnschool.org. Thank you.

Little School Substitute Teachers

The Little School (ages 8 weeks to 3 years old) is currently seeking substitute teachers for their program. Experience with that age preferred. Please send resume and letter of interest to jerickson@lincolnschool.org


Lincoln School does not discriminate in admission or access to, or participation in its programs and activities on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, or national or ethnic origin. Nor does Lincoln School discriminate in employment on the basis of any of these categories. Any questions in this regard should be directed to the head of school.